The highlights of last week:
-Running around for nearly two hours in a MASSIVE grocery store (they have practically an entire aisle devoted to tea, and yoghurt is known only by “Danoon,” regardless of brand). Costco has nothing on this.
-Meeting Moroccan students (who speak incredibly good English. Again, why don’t schools in the US require people to take second languages in first grade?), who then accompanied us on a mission to find and photograph things in the old medina. And then being attacked by a mob of them with squirt guns. I think these people deserve their own separate entry
-Having a conversation with my host family without translating everything (we still used too much English, though…)
-Spending the night at a cute little farm with COWS! and SHEEP! and DONKEYS! In the RAIN! One day I will tell you how much I love summer thunderstorms. Because I know you want to hear that.
-Eating ludicrous amounts of really good food (the fruit here is unbelievable. Their grapes have SEEDS!), which has earned itself a future entry. Did I mention that Moroccan mothers really like feeding people?
-Going to see monuments with my host parents and brother. We went to the Mausoleum of Muhammed V (which is conveniently adjacent to the Hassan Tower and close to a very good view of Rabat’s sister city), which looks fantastic at night. It’s all old architecture, picturesque birds, and huge, bulbous ants.
Things you should be looking forward to? Beard-growing contests, dinner table mathematics, and giant cricket attacks.